CH 20 CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY. 1. Apartment — units owned by a company or individual and rented to the people living in them. . 2. Boundary — a property line established by a survey. .
1. Apartment — units owned by a company or individual and rented to the people living in them.
2. Boundary— a property line established by a survey.
3. Civil Structure — a structure designed for public use, including roads, bridges, monuments, and other public projects, such as sewers and pipelines.
4. Commercial Building — a building used for professional offices, shopping centers, supermarkets, lodging establishments, or repair facilities.
5. Condominium — a living unit joined together with another, but owned by a separate families or individuals.
6. Construction — the process of using manufactured goods and industrial materials to build structures on a site.
7. Contractor — one who hires workers and directs building processes.
8. Flooring — wood, carpeting, linoleum, or ceramic tile used to cover the subfloor.
9. Foundation — the part of a structure tying it to the ground. It also supports the weight of the structure.
10. Industrial Building — structures that house companies making products and providing important services.
11. Infrastructure — basic facilities (water, sewage, and power systems) needed for a building.
12. Insulation — a material that resists heat passage.
13. Joist — a parallel beam extending from one wall to the other to support the weight of the floor, furniture, and people that will be on them.
14. Mechanical System — a system that provides convenience and comfort inside structures that provide shelter.
15. Public Building — a building designed to meet public needs. The building is usually paid for with tax money.
16. Rafter — a sloping member of a roof frame that runs between the ridge board and the outer walls of a building.
17. Religious Building — a building used for worship, fellowship, education, and other activities associated with religion.
18. Residential Building — a structure used for living.
19. Roof — the top covering of a house or building.
20. Specifications — written directions for the builder that controls the quality of work and materials on a construction project.
21. Stud— a vertical member of a wall frame. Usually made of wood 2” x 4” or 2” x 6” thick and spaced 16” or 24” apart.
22. Superstructure — the part of a structure placed on and above the foundation.
23. Surveying — measuring to determine boundaries of lots and acreage.
24. Utility — a service, such as electricity, water, or fuel, brought into a building.